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2024 TLC on The Road: Knoxville

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Photos Characteristics of Effective Educators   Recording Presentation Deck (PDF) Handout (PDF) Engaged Learning with Poll Everywhere   Recording Presentation Deck (PDF) Handout (PDF) Ten Fast and Effective Things You Can Do to Improve Student Learning   Recording Presentation Deck (PDF) Handout (PDF) Effective Feedback: Best Practices for Improvement   Recording Presentation Deck (PDF) Handout… Read More

Blackboard Ultra Course Upgrade Coming Soon

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TLC and ITS will upgrade the Blackboard Learning Management System to its newest version, Ultra Learn, to take advantage of improved navigation and to enhance the user experience. Visit the Blackboard Ultra Upgrade Project site for the latest information about the migration, including videos, documentation, training materials, and more.

Call for Proposals: 2023 UTK Innovative Teaching and Learning Conference

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The Teaching and Learning Innovation office at UT-Knoxville has announced the call for proposals for its 2023 conference. The theme of this year’s virtual event is “Reframing Postsecondary Education through Innovative Teaching and Learning.” Visit https://teaching.utk.edu/workshops-events/itlc/call-for-proposals/ for more information.  

TLC Webinar: Choosing the Right Academic Technology For Your Learning Goals

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October 28, 202212:00pm CDT/1:00pm EDT Jennifer Stewart, Academic Technology Consultant, TLC According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, “Choosing the right tech tools for your teaching means making strategic choices, weighing costs against payoffs, and staying laser-focused on your course goals. Technology needs to earn its place in your classroom by providing tangible benefits, and it… Read More

Fall 2022 Webinars

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The TLC staff has put together an exciting slate of webinars for this semester. Speakers are a combination of our faculty, TLC staff, and one outside speaker. Topics range from creating engaging lectures, to finding the right technology to meet your pedagogical goals and having difficult conversations in clinical and classroom settings. I hope you… Read More

New TLC Web Site Feature!

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All of the TLC’s webinars, dating back to January 2020, are available on the TLC web site (under Programs and Events/Webinar Archives). The archives page has two new features: Click on any of the keywords and other webinars with the same keyword will be listed. You can search by date, speaker, or topic. Leave comments… Read More

Blackboard Learn Training

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Blackboard Learn is our primary Learning Management System. TLC will be offering sessions for those using either Blackboard Learn Original (July 8) or Blackboard Learn Ultra (June 29). These sessions will give a general overview of Blackboard including an overview of vital features, and course tools used to promote student learning and success. Registration for… Read More

Blackboard Ally Training

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We are excited to announce the rollout of a new tool, named Ally. Ally provides instructors a tool set to make sure Blackboard courses are useable and accessible. The first training session is scheduled for July 22 from 9am to 1030am CDT/10am to 11:30am EDT. Registration is limited to twenty. It will be recorded for… Read More

2022-2023 Teaching Excellence Institute

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The TLC will be offering four tracks in the 2022-2023 Teaching Excellence Institute. These year-long programs combine monthly live sessions (via Zoom) with online activities throughout the year. Instructors who successfully complete the requirements will receive a certificate from the Chancellor and a $500 stipend. More information can be found at https://uthsc.edu/tlc/programs-and-events/teaching-excellence-institute/. Next year’s tracks… Read More

Review: The Courage to Teach – Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life

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Wisdom that’s been inspiring, motivating, and guiding teachers for two decades The Courage to Teach speaks to the joys and pains that teachers of every sort know well. Over the last 20 years, the book has helped countless educators reignite their passion, redirect their practice, and deal with the many pressures that accompany their vital work.… Read More